Riding Tips

Browse our riding tips articles below to further your journey to becoming a great rider!  We’ve broken these must-have mountain bike skills down into step-by-step instructions and progressions.  Enjoy!

How to Ride a Log Rollover

This skill is used rolling over a pile of logs.   The face of the log pile can either be a small ramp made of logs or dirt. This ...

Why Getting Low Will Make You Faster

By: Aaron Lucy | Lead Skills Instructor One of my favorite components of a good Ready Position is riding with a low, flat torso. We humans (most of us anyway) have ...

How To Stay Motivated With Your Training

We love cycling and we still have days when it’s a struggle to hoist ourselves out of that chair and saddle up for a ride.  Motivation is the same ...

How to do a Manual Front Wheel Lift

The manual is a useful skill for lofting  your front wheel over an obstacle.  Yes, lofting as opposed to lifting    Once you know how to manual you will start ...

10 Tips to Racing in Wet Conditions

A little know-how and planning can go a long way in improving your odds for success when racing in wet conditions.  Check out our top 10 tips to racing ...

How To Ride A Wheelie On Your Mountain Bike

The wheelie is really a useful riding skill, particularly for getting over trail obstacles, as well as a great way to practice balance and bike control. But maybe even ...

Top 10 Tips to Mountain Bike Riding in Sand

Mountain Bike riding in sand can be challenging and even a little scary, which made it a frequently discussed topic at our team camp in Big Bear this past ...

Rock Dodge

The Rock Dodge is a sharp, short turn used for avoiding a rock or other small obstacle you might encounter on the trail.    The idea is to avoid ...

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